The Assimilation of Ellen DeGeneres

(Image source) If you’ve been on social media within the past few days, you have probably seen that now infamous photo of Ellen DeGeneres sitting with former U.S. President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers football game. While many are applauding Ellen for demonstrating friendly bipartisanship, personally I feel like... Continue Reading →

Populism, Likeability and “Celebrity Politics”

Last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured a sketch titled “DNC Town Hall” which featured parodies of the 2020 Democratic candidates, and all of their portrayals seemed to have one thing in common. From Kamala’s (Maya Rudolph) now famous “that little girl was me” line to Beto O’Rourke’s (Alex Moffat) demonstration of his “8th... Continue Reading →

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